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American Journal of Managed Care: Study Finds Nonmedical Social Services May Be the Answer to Improve American Health

American Journal of Managed Care: Study Finds Nonmedical Social Services May Be the Answer to Improve American Health

February 21, 2018
In the case study, researchers analyzed Health Leads over a 20-year period and its effect on a community through the 5 stages of diffusion: testing and learning, model standardization, model replication, a shift from doing to enabling, and catalyzing broad adoption. Read the article. 

 

Health Affairs: Integrating Social Needs Into Health Care: A Twenty-Year Case Study Of Adaptation And Diffusion

Health Affairs: Integrating Social Needs Into Health Care: A Twenty-Year Case Study Of Adaptation And Diffusion

February 2018
Health Leads founder Rebecca Onie joined Rocco Perla and co-authors in Health Affairs this month for a 20-year case study of our evolving efforts to catalyze integration of social needs interventions in healthcare. Today, strong partnerships among patients, providers and social service organizations take on even greater importance as our CEO, Alex Quinn, leads Health Leads to its next stage of community-focused impact. Read the article. 

Stanford Social Innovation Review: How Some Nonprofits Build Sales Teams on a Budget

Stanford Social Innovation Review: How Some Nonprofits Build Sales Teams on a Budget

November 14, 2017
“We started out by looking for veteran sales executives who knew healthcare,” said Zach Goldstein, Health Leads’ innovation and product development leader. “We found folks who had been in medical devices or pharma.” Read the article. 

Stanford Social Innovation Review: The Urgency to Fund Early-stage Social Entrepreneurs

Stanford Social Innovation Review: The Urgency to Fund Early-stage Social Entrepreneurs

October 12, 2017
“Health Leads’ evolution from a direct service provider to an “enabler” that provides tools, data, and expertise for health systems across the United States was an important evolution that significantly expanded its impact and exponentially increased the number of health systems partners. Its long-term impact is increasingly clear: This year, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s Innovation allocated $157 million for a pilot project to test whether screening patients for and addressing social needs could reduce costs and improve health.” Read the article.

Health Evolution Summit: Fixing Health Where We Live, Learn, Work and Play

Health Evolution Summit: Fixing Health Where We Live, Learn, Work and Play

September 21, 2017
HL founder Rebecca Onie sat down recently with University Hospitals CEO Tom Zenty to discuss population health, whole-patient care and the importance of tackling social needs in healthcare. Check out excerpts from the Health Evolution Interview Series here .

Five Things To Know About Rebecca Onie

Five Things To Know About Rebecca Onie

August 15, 2017
Health Leads CEO Rebecca Onie spoke with Globe reporter Priyanka Dayal McCluskey recently about how Health Leads grew from a campus group to a national organization, how she balances work and family, and her guilty pleasure of eating chickpeas straight from a can. Read the article 

Across the Aisle, Coming Together on Clean Energy and Health Care

Across the Aisle, Coming Together on Clean Energy and Health Care

July 7, 2017
Social entrepreneurs Anne Kelly of Ceres and Rebecca Onie of Health Leads discuss how they’ve made unlikely allies in unlikely places, despite working on hot-button issues in a difficult political climate. Listen to their conversation below.

In Focus: Creating Pathways and Partnerships to Address Patients’ Social Needs

In Focus: Creating Pathways and Partnerships to Address Patients’ Social Needs

June 22, 2017
It’s also clear there are gradations of risk—some people have trouble affording rent, while others have nowhere to sleep most nights. That’s why it’s important to ask patients about the urgency of their need and let them select priorities, says Zach Goldstein, principal of innovation at Health Leads. Check out the rest of this article

Leveraging Technology to Find Solutions to Patients’ Unmet Social Needs

Leveraging Technology to Find Solutions to Patients’ Unmet Social Needs

June 22, 2017
“This is where the power of the data comes alive. We can help health systems navigate what is often a complex resource landscape and better identify the organizations offering the services that best align with the needs of the patient population.” said Zach Goldstein, principal of innovation at Health Leads in a Transforming Care article on the ways hospitals and other healthcare systems have leveraged burgeoning technology to build databases to connect patients with programs to address basic social needs. Read the article

These 34 Leaders Are Transforming Health and Medicine

These 34 Leaders Are Transforming Health and Medicine

April 20, 2017
Fortune Magazine honors Health Leads CEO Rebecca Onie for her efforts to drive adoption of a broader understanding of health in this roundup of innovative leaders setting a new normal for the healthcare sector. Read the full list.